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post #361 of 542
Here in uk u can have as many as u like I think, normal is one or two. I've gone for two coz of our mums middle names.
post #362 of 542
Definitely in Canada you can have more than one middle name on the birth certificate. My DS has two and I think there's room for 3? I'd have to look though smile.gif
post #363 of 542

Many have two middle names.  I guess if first names were hyphenated, you could have two of those as well.

post #364 of 542
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oh and on another note, perhaps serena you might know? how many first / middle names can you officially have, on the birth certificate? can you have 2 middle names on it, for example? i've been wondering about that.. it might make some decisions over here easier if you could!

AFAIK, as many as you want. Same as "last name" doesn't have to be one word (hyphenated or not).

post #365 of 542

:O you guys are blowing my mind. i grew up in Germany, where there are naming regulations everywhere. only one first, one middle, and one last name (unless hyphenated)! wow, ok so if i can have as many as i want then maybe that will influence our name decisions... we will see!

thanks for the replies :) 

post #366 of 542

just listened to a somewhat interesting podcast on baby names and thought i'd share with y'all. 

http://www.freakonomics.com/2013/04/08/how-much-does-your-name-matter-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

post #367 of 542
Looks like Clementine is high up on the list for us currently. I don't think the kids are going to give it up. smile.gif
post #368 of 542

I listened to that as well.  I listen to everything Dubner and Levitt say!  :)  They have such a gift at presenting cool human interest perspectives on economics.

 

You guys should all listen to it.  My takeaway from two weeks ago when I heard it was that the baby names says EVERYTHING about the parents giving the name and how they would like others to perceive them, and has very little effect on the kid.  That being liberal vs conservative is a huge factor in whether or not you'll give your child a traditional name vs. creative, smug-with-their-own-ability-to-think-up-cool-cultural-references names.   Which means I must be very liberal because I would never give my child a traditional, un-original name!  haha!  I guess the majority of us must be pretty liberal, because I've heard very few of us announce they've decided on Samuel, Michael, John, Elizabeth, Ann, or Sarah.  It definitely explains my three names that my mom chose (first and two middles) because she was/is a total hippie love child and swung quite far away from her conservative bible-belt parents!!

post #369 of 542
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My takeaway from two weeks ago when I heard it was that the baby names says EVERYTHING about the parents giving the name and how they would like others to perceive them, and has very little effect on the kid.  That being liberal vs conservative is a huge factor in whether or not you'll give your child a traditional name vs. creative, smug-with-their-own-ability-to-think-up-cool-cultural-references names.   Which means I must be very liberal because I would never give my child a traditional, un-original name!  haha!  I guess the majority of us must be pretty liberal, because I've heard very few of us announce they've decided on Samuel, Michael, John, Elizabeth, Ann, or Sarah.  It definitely explains my three names that my mom chose (first and two middles) because she was/is a total hippie love child and swung quite far away from her conservative bible-belt parents!!

 

i actually disagree with some of what was said in the podcast, but it's interesting to listen to anyway! i found the instantcheckmate.com study most interesting (the one about the arrest records ads on google depending on what kind of name you have).

as for the conservative vs. liberal naming choices, i actually read the opposite -- that liberals nowadays tend to go for more traditional (Eleanor, Genevieve, Emmett) while conservatives are making up their own names (Tripp, Krag, etc). i also read another story about a UK study that was conducted, where they found out certain LAST NAMES are connected with academic and economic success throughout the generations (basically, anything that sounds established or aristocrat). 

 

i'm finding this interesting because both my first and my last name sound totally ethnic to the American ear. i LIKE my name as it is, but sometimes i wonder what my life would be like if i instead had an English name. 

post #370 of 542
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Looks like Clementine is high up on the list for us currently. I don't think the kids are going to give it up. smile.gif


Beautiful name!!  It's one of my favorites.  We're considering Clemencio, the Spanish-language version for a boy.

post #371 of 542
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Looks like Clementine is high up on the list for us currently. I don't think the kids are going to give it up. smile.gif

Clementine is in my top three favourite girl names!!!! 

post #372 of 542

Before we knew gender we really liked the name Miranda Joon or Miranda Iris. However! we found out it's a boy! We like:

 

First names

Ezra

Malcolm

 

Middle names

James

Eugene

 

I think they all sound good no matter which combo you pick. Ezra keeps popping up and I can't shake it. It just seems like the right name. My husband suddenly decided he wanted Eugene for a middle name after his grandfather. Ezra Eugene would be the name. I like it, I think it flows well and if I yell it I don't stumble all over it! 

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I like it, I think it flows well and if I yell it I don't stumble all over it! 

 

haha that must be the ultimate test for a name!!

 

i love Joon! i have June and Juniper on my list, but haven't thought about that spelling before. 

 

congrats on the boy Mama Ana :) i agree, you guys have picked out some names that go great together - which i'm finding amazing. 

 

one of our current faves (if it's a girl) is Sage, but i'm finding it hard to use as a first name cause the ending in -g makes it hard to pair it with a middle name.. unless that middle name starts with a vowel (which few of our candidates do).

so i'm thinking, maybe we should flip it around, and use Sage as a middle name. although i see middle names as the more "traditional" part of the name, where i'd rather have a family name, or a classic name in case baby isn't happy with our (most likely) obscure choice for its first name.

post #374 of 542
Mama Ana, I love the name Ezra. It would be a top pick for us, but it doesn't go with DP's last name at all, darn it.

vc, Sage is great- I hope you can find a way to use it that sounds right to you.

Ari is still on our list, and we have been tossing around Eli and Leo also. Last night we started talking about the name Carmine, and it is really appealing to me right now. It's a variant of DP's uncle's name, and I like that it's not a name you hear very often.
post #375 of 542

I love Ezra too. Our older kid has it as one of his middle names. It has some kind of mesmerizing appeal to me. Clementine is a great name too! Lots of excellent ideas are being considered around here. 

post #376 of 542

I'm loving all of these great names, the unique and the traditional:) We're still torn on names and not sure if we'll be able to decide until the baby is here...

 

Someone may have already posted this but I read an article this morning about banned baby names in New Zealand, interesting...

http://www.webpronews.com/banned-baby-names-list-emerges-in-new-zealand-2013-05

And, here's another one:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10880913

post #377 of 542
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haha that must be the ultimate test for a name!!

 

i love Joon! i have June and Juniper on my list, but haven't thought about that spelling before. 

 

congrats on the boy Mama Ana :) i agree, you guys have picked out some names that go great together - which i'm finding amazing. 

 

one of our current faves (if it's a girl) is Sage, but i'm finding it hard to use as a first name cause the ending in -g makes it hard to pair it with a middle name.. unless that middle name starts with a vowel (which few of our candidates do).

so i'm thinking, maybe we should flip it around, and use Sage as a middle name. although i see middle names as the more "traditional" part of the name, where i'd rather have a family name, or a classic name in case baby isn't happy with our (most likely) obscure choice for its first name.

We had Juniper on our girl list too! I knew an elderly woman named June growing up and she was kind of like a second grandma to me so my idea stemmed from her and then my husband is a plant nerd and chimed in with Juniper! 

 

I think the yelling test is how you know! I yelled the full name and my DD and our boy names, Chloe & Ezra flowed better than Chloe & Malcolm!

 

I like Sage as well but always felt it was a better middle name personally. 

post #378 of 542
Love all these names! Leo was my top boy name. But, since we are having a girl that's out haha. I adore Clementine. Love love it. A name I love but just won't work with our last name is Lochlin. It's so sweet.
post #379 of 542

Just FYI, the only Joon in my life was a male classmate from high school (I believe he was ethnically Korean). You may not mind the connection, however. 

post #380 of 542
From my experience of living in a southern state and now living in Ca I would have to say that the name you choose doesn't necessarily label you as liberal or conservative. Maybe in the past but not today. Most of my friends are conservative and have chose very unique hippie names. I think Hollywood and the region of the US can influence your choice in names. Modern society in general and celebrities make people think outside the box nowadays. I have a few liberal friends and most of their kid's names are very normal. I love the vintage style and eras so I chose an old fashion name for my dd (Amelia) and a family name as the middle name (Jean) which is also old fashion. For our soon to be son my husband wanted him to be a fourth so he will have a Portuguese name (Joaquin Borges) with Jack as a nickname. Jack is old fashion too. :-)
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